The theme of the conference was "Building an Anarchist Archaeology"
"The label âradical archaeologistâ carries both theoretical and practical implications. As people who wear the label proudly, we share a commitment to engage with ideas that are often considered anti-establishment, marginal, or confrontational. Moreover, we embrace a political commitment to act against entrenched systems of oppression, such as racism, sexism and discrimination; and on a larger scale all forms of colonialism and imperialism."
The Symposium featured speakers from across North America, discussing a wide range of topics within the "radical Archaeological" framework. Here are the list of speakers that were recorded along with the title of their papers:
-Edward González-Tennant: "Anarchy, Ethics, and Pedagogy in Enganged Arcaeology"
-Bill Angelbeck: "Society Against the Chiefdom: An Anarchist Analysis of Warfare and Defensive Sites in the Coast Salish, Northwest Coast"
-John Roby: "Eve of Destruction: Thoughts on an Arcaeology Against Civilization"
-James Birmingham: "Potsherds and Possibilities: Archaeology and Anarchism"
-Tom NomAd: "Clastres and Insurrectionary Action"
-Paulette Steeves: "Anarchist by Default: Red Anthropologists in a White Academia"
-Niels R. Rinehart: "Teaching Africans About African History"
-Joe Bonni: "Welcome Home: Modern Pilgrimage and Ritual Place-Making at Burning Man"
There was a closing panel discussion which included Randall H. McGuire and Maria Theresia Starzmann. There were also a few Question and Answer sections that I have shortened into one file.
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